TMP crowd - 3 guys with rectangular badges

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by B.J., Apr 26, 2018.

  1. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    In the TMP scene on the rec deck where the crew is watching the Epsilon 9 broadcast, I noticed 3 guys in the crowd who didn't have the usual delta insignia, but a silvery rectangular badge. They're all next to each other, white uniform with silver (maybe greenish?) tabs: a Vulcan male, a silver-haired white male, and a tall black male.

    This is the best pic with all three, and the best view of two of the badges, with the Vulcan half off the screen:
    http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tmp2/tmphd0608.jpg

    More pics:
    http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tmp2/tmphd0542.jpg
    http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tmp2/tmphd0562.jpg (seems to be the best view of the third badge)
    http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tmp2/tmphd0574.jpg

    All three badges seem to be different. I've never noticed this before, and I couldn't find any mention of these badges in the usual places. Anyone have any more info (or speculation even) about what these badges are supposed to represent?
     
  2. J.T.B.

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    I've noticed those too but never read anything about them. My WAG is that they are civilian technicians who were working on the refit job, though I don't know how that fits with the color on the tabs, my color-blindness letting me down again!
     
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  3. Pauln6

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    TMP uniforms were not wholly consistent. There were CPOs and officers who were missing rank insignia but these badges are quite specific.

    They look like radiation sensors or something but all three are part of the medical department so that seems unlikely. Possibly biohazard detectors?
     
  4. WarpFactorZ

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    Probably secret Section 31 badges! :cool:

    Not sure about the badges, but I want some of what the woman in the middle is smoking!
     
  5. uniderth

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    Deathsticks.
     
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  6. J.T.B.

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    Ah, medical department. Well then, how about civilian medical technicians who love to change things while they're redesigning the whole sickbay.
     
  7. Vger23

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    Maybe it's best to think about it all as a parallel timeline given the inconsistency with the badges and whatnot.
     
  8. inflatabledalek

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    I know it wasn't meant to be looked at this closely, but that poor Vulcan has something very wrong with his ears, they look like green play-dough!
     
  9. JonnyQuest037

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    Yeah, she looks really stoned in that shot. Since she looks normal in the other screencaps, I guess this one just caught her in mid-blink.

    Aren't two of the guys James Doohan's sons? I'm thinking the mustachioed guy in brown on the left and the baby-faced guy in tan next to the stoned lady.
     
  10. My Name Was Taken Twice

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    The badges have a similarity to Gillian's ID badge in the second last scene of TVH
     
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  12. Tomalak

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    Wasn't that a reuse of the Genesis crew IDs in TWOK?

    Carol Marcus

    Like a lot of stuff in the film, they could be reused from TMP.
     
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  13. Ar-Pharazon

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    This one has a woman with the same uniform and greenish tabs, but with a standard insignia.
     
  14. Sir Rhosis

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    I see the two Doohan kids in that first screenshot. Very good clarity. From a DVD?
     
  15. tharpdevenport

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    Why are some badges yellow while others red?
     
  16. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Those were the division colors, expanded from those of TOS.
    sttmp_badges_group.png
     
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  17. Pauln6

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    I always wondered if green should have been for Life Sciences rather than medical because there seems to be an awful lot of medical staff for 400 people .
     
  18. flandry84

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    And though much maligned doesn’t the mix and match style of those uniforms depict a sort of workplace authenticity?
     
  19. My Name Was Taken Twice

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    Nope they just look bloody awful. Lack of color particularly on the bridge didn't help TMP
     
  20. J.T.B.

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    Well, it's not unheard of, anyway. stennis_all_hands.jpg